“A Cave You Would Happily Be Trapped In!” – ‘Back to The Cave’ by Odin Irgel Rock

Odin Irgel Rock is the solo project belonging to Rodrigo Nickel, a saxophone and composition graduate at the conservatory of Brazilian music in the state of Paraná. Nickel’s solo career began with his self-titled debut album that he recorded all by himself in his home; however, a chance to play at a rock festival inContinue reading ““A Cave You Would Happily Be Trapped In!” – ‘Back to The Cave’ by Odin Irgel Rock”

“A Grand Tour Around the Sites and Sounds of PAARIS!” – ‘NORA’ by PAARIS

PAARIS is the solo project spearheaded by guitarist, composer and producer Enrique Marquez Paris from Caracas, Venezuela. A well seasoned musician, Paris has done the rounds with multiple bands and artists for over 18 years, gracing these lucky people with his enviable skill for the guitar. In fact, this six-stringed wonder is the driving forceContinue reading ““A Grand Tour Around the Sites and Sounds of PAARIS!” – ‘NORA’ by PAARIS”

“Beyond the Prog Metal Greats!” – ‘Beyond the Exosphere’ by Pyramid Theorem

Pyramid Theorem are a Canadian progressive metal band from Ontario. Founded in the late 2000’s, the lineup consists of Sam Ermellini (lead guitar, vocals), Christian Di Mambro (bass, vocals), Stephan Di Mambro (keyboards, guitar, vocals) and Vito De Francesco (drums). Since their formation, this talented quartet have established themselves as heavyweight players in the worldContinue reading ““Beyond the Prog Metal Greats!” – ‘Beyond the Exosphere’ by Pyramid Theorem”

“A Growing Talent on the Horizon!” – ‘Fata Morgana’ by Opus Symbiosis

Opus Symbiosis are a modern/experimental progressive rock band from Ostrobothnia, Finland. The band formed in 2003 with current members including Christine Sten (vocals), Victor Sågfors (guitar, keyboards), Daniel Hjerppe (drums) and Janet Kackur (bass) but the band often feature guest musicians on their studio releases. The band have released four albums since their formation, eachContinue reading ““A Growing Talent on the Horizon!” – ‘Fata Morgana’ by Opus Symbiosis”

Neo-Prog: What’s with the ‘neo’ anyway?

Picture this: we are heading towards the end of the 70s, in which the golden age of the progressive rock movement is in a state of turmoil. King Crimson are currently inactive, the members of Yes are in disagreement over musical direction and are soon to lose Anderson and Wakeman, whilst Genesis, already without enigmaticContinue reading “Neo-Prog: What’s with the ‘neo’ anyway?”

“No Blank Drawn Here!” – ‘Anthology Of A Cave’ by About Blank

About Blank are an Italian heavy prog band which originally formed as a hard/alternative rock band in 2015. The members comprise of Marco Venturelli (vocals), Alessandro Ambrosio (guitars), Francesco Mazziotti (guitars), Enrico Scorzoni (bass) and Raul Zannoni (drums). Their latest release, ‘Anthology Of A Cave’ (2019), in their own words represents an experimentation with ‘aContinue reading ““No Blank Drawn Here!” – ‘Anthology Of A Cave’ by About Blank”

“Keeping Crimson Alive in 2020” – ‘Scarlet Hands’ by Shallow Green

Shallow Green are an American prog band from New Jersey which formed in 2018 when drummer John Bonacorso began to fulfil his desire to form a prog band by teaming up with guitarist and vocalist Jack Mangan. After holding auditions, Steve Riccobono was then picked to play the role of bass player in the bandContinue reading ““Keeping Crimson Alive in 2020” – ‘Scarlet Hands’ by Shallow Green”

‘…The Journey Continues’ with Mal Hijo’s “So The Story Goes”

Two months after the release of their first single, Mal Hijo have graced their fans with the release of their second single; another contributing piece to their conceptual puzzle, ‘Superstar Crematorium’, which they began to shape in 2018 and have since recorded and mixed independently in bedrooms and flats! As a reminder, Mal Hijo areContinue reading “‘…The Journey Continues’ with Mal Hijo’s “So The Story Goes””

“An Epic Debut in the World of Prog” – ‘Empty Circles and Grains of Sand’ by Dominic Sanderson

“Empty Circles and Grains of Sand” is a single release from an upcoming debut EP from British progressive rock artist Dominic Sanderson. Recorded and mixed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanderson contributes an impressive level of musicianship similar to that of Steven Wilson in this track which includes him performing every instrument, writing and arranging the entire piece.

“Symphonically Creating Excellent Music! ” – ‘Return of the Foggy Logger’ by The Fat Turtles

The Fat Turtles is an American symphonic prog rock band from Iowa. The leader of this project is Luke Johnston, a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays the acoustic guitars, keyboards, bass and vocal parts on their songs as well as being the writer of all the music and the lyrics – a real labour of passion.Continue reading ““Symphonically Creating Excellent Music! ” – ‘Return of the Foggy Logger’ by The Fat Turtles”